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in maine, maryland and washington state will decide whether to legalize same sex marriage. if it passes in any of those three states, it would be the first time same-sex marriage was made legal by popular vote. it was legalized in six other states by legislation or court orders. and voters in colorado, oregon and washington will decide whether recreational use of marijuana should be legal. the proposals would allow adults to posess small amounts of pot that would be subject to state regulation and taxes. a legal battle with the federal government is expected if it passes in any of the states. >>stay with wgn for all your election coverage. we'll check in on the polls on the wgn news at five. then tune in for the politics tonight election special at 6 on cltv. the wgn news election special begins at seven. and as always you can follow all of our coverage online at wgn tv dot-com slash decision 20-12. >>next the true financial cost of this year's election. making it the most expensive ever. and, still to come this midday. why experts are warning consumers food prices are about to go
the president's home on the south side before the first family left the city to get back to washington. the president reached out to party leaders on both sides of the aisle to get a jumpstart on the tough work coming up. meanwhile, the enthusiasm at the hyde park neighborhood is much different today than four years ago supporters are happy and relieved that he won reelection and at the same time they say they expect better results during his second term in celebration of another win for the famous neighbor free breakfast this morning at the diner one of barack obama's favorite hyde park restaurants but as supporters enjoy the victory day expressed immediate concern the president won't get much done with the republican controlled house of representatives. about 100 enthusiastic supporters cheered and chanted hoping the president might come out and shake some hands they had to settle for a quick wave as his motorcade passed by at about 130 those we spoke with say they're happy one and are hopeful that his second term will be more productive. we will give him a little more time. >> i th
. >> the president faces a divided congress when he gets back to washington diners' offered a few suggestions >> i'm hoping he will address issues and k through 12 education. and put an end to all of the standardized testing. >> changes about working together. if we did not get together and change, this country does not have a chance >> back at his home he is just happy to be where the excitement is. we are opportunists. we are enjoying every moment. >> the president is not in that group. the first family is scheduled to leave that to 40 p.m.. there are clear signs that the president may be getting ready to move soon. we will keep you posted and let you know what happens. mitt romney thanked his wife ann, his running mate paul ryan, and his supporters, as he conceded the race late last night. called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his staff and campaign also deserves congratulations. i wish all of them well. this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in getting our nation. he won't be our next vice president but congress
. is mounting, first reports of used campaign funds to decorate his $2.5 million washington home and now the latest bombshell being reported by the sun times the $40,000 in campaign cash was used to buy it prolix watch for a female acquaintancea rolex watch for a female friend. as soon as the sun times story broke there were multiple reports that the congressman who came into victory tuesday has long been working with the fed's on the plea deal that would bear him jail time. his name came up in 2008 and led to the conviction of gov rod blagojevich, jackson denied involvement and was never charged. >> jackson has also been romantically linked to washington hostess and model it's the totality of all that has been reported that his former political allies in his own district turning their backs. >> #1 it's humiliating for your wife but also for us that live in the second congressional district and i'm angry with him for that. >> we are told that he remains at the mayo clinic tonight where he is being treated for bipolar disorder. >> in chicago fire capt killed in the line of dilido thed
it's a big impact. >> the alderman points to the states of new mexico and washington which already give driving permits to undocumented immigrants there has been a 25% decrease in both drunk driving accidents and traffic fatalities they say a judge's issuing a temporary stay today preventing the city from granting a demolition permit to the women's hospital buildings reservationist sued to strike it down to withdraw landmark status but western university now owns the building and they say they want to tear it down. outrage over an ad on cta bosses the entire muslim message that is creating local controversy and more than two weeks after sandy president obama goes to new york to assess the damage and offer help. and chilly temperatures are going away for a while here in chicago. ♪ ♪ ♪ pop goes the world ♪ ♪ it goes something like this ♪ [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean with new tide pods... just one removes more stains than the 6 next leading pacs combined. pop in. stand out.some controversial ads are now on the sides of buses the b
proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg news, sandy may get washington moving on this again. the new c-e-o of chicago public schools has exactly one month, by law, to announce which schools will be shut-down or consolidated. the city has 681 schools. barbara byrd-bennett says 40 percent of them are under- utilized, and 20 percent are more than half empty. she believes it's key to listen to parents during the process of choosing which schools to close or combine. the chicago teachers' union says it's skeptical, but hopeful, c- p-s will listen to the community. some parents and community leaders are upset about a plan to convert a northwest side middle school into a marine academy. alderman roberto maldonado is proposing to convert ames middle school in logan square into a marine academy for seventh through 12-graders. the proposal would make ames the first military middle school in chicago and first neighborhood school to go military. it means students would have to wear the marine uniform to go to their neighborhood school. opponents accuse maldonado of
. concern over the budget debate in washington. more than 80 percent of hispanics aged 25 + do not have a bachelor's degree. lack of higher learning is bad for the american labor force. possibly having bigger implications for the overall economy. the growing population of hispanics will not be able to do fill higher-paying jobs. macy's is under pressure right now to tell donald trump that he is fired. customers urging the department store to ditch all of his branded apparel. more than a half-million people have added their names to a petition. objections to his attacks on president obama during the election campaign. still to come this midday we're waiting to hear from the president from the white house where he's set to address reporters. also ahead, former chicago bear richard dent joins us live in the studio after the break! australians and visitors to the land down under were treated to a rare sky show early today.. a total solar eclipse. the northern area of queensland was plunged into darkness for two minutes. as thousands of people gathered to watch. authorities warned the spe
those accusations. "the million muppet march" was held in washington d-c over the weekend. about 18-hundred people rallied on the capitol mall in support of funding for public broadcasting. it was a response to mitt romney's proposal to reduce funding for p-b-s and programs like sesame street. the corporation for public broadcasting's budget for this year is about 4-hundred- 45 million dollars. >>just ahead what analysts are predicting about the u.s. economy for the next four years, regardless of who wins the presidential election. and, still to come this midday. why gas prices are taking a big plunge. and later in lunchbreak: a cajun tw [ "i'm only human" plays ] humans -- sometimes life trips us up. and sometimes, we trip ourselves up but that's okay. at liberty mutual insurance we can "untrip" you as you go through your life with personalized policies and discounts when you need them most. just call... and speak with a licensed representative about saving on your policy when you get married move into a new house... [crash!] or add a car to your policy. don't forget to ask
just done amazing things >> no word if the senator will return to washington. his medical team says his progress thus far is remarkable. >> it started with just taking a few steps >> senator kirk wasn't the only "stair-master" facing a physical challenge today. 31-year-old zac vawter made the full 103 floor climb while wearing a groundbreaking prosthetic leg controlled by his thoughts. vawter's right leg was amputated after a 20-09 motorcycle accident. his surgeon repositioned the exposed nerves to new spots in his hamstring, "rewiring" the nerves for future prosthetic use. vawter has been working with the rehabilitation institute of chicago in testing the device. now he just needs to think "climb stairs" and the leg responds accordingly. >> i go up the stairs just like you would. it is processing the signals >> the leg is built out of aluminum alloys and weighs about nine pounds. zac's willis tower climb was the bionic leg's first test in the public eye. coming up on wgn news... updated information on the funeral of captain herbert johnson.. the chicago firefighter who died frid
campaign cash to buy furniture for their washington d.c. home and of using political money to pay for it watch for his mistress it would appear that the jackson marriages being tested yet again. you really never want to play on somebody's love for somebody else, to make them do something that they otherwise wouldn't do. even though you want their cooperation. it's a powerful tool and the feds are not afraid to use it today that meier shares little about the scandal that is all the talk around town he like others is waiting for the full story. today sandy jackson avoided city hall her husband remains with his parents in minnesota and as an outpatient only at the mayo clinic. when you are looking at your spouse or people in your family, that seems to be the government's m zero..o. other spouse's significant others connected to political corruption scandals in the past no indictment today and no comment from either in the jackson camp tonight. word that investigators may be branching out to include the congressman's wife. patty and rod blagojevich thanks for coming in. welcome let's
impasse in washington. >> good afternoon everybody. now that those of us on the campaign trail have had a chance to get a little sleep, it is time to get back to work. as i said on tuesday night, the american people voted for action not politics as usual. the elected us to focus on your job's not ours. in that spirit i have invited leaders of both parties to the white house next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together. i intend to bring in business and labor and civic leaders from all across the country to get their ideas and input as well. at a time when our economy is still recovering. our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that is the focus of the plan that i talked about during the campaign. it is a plan to reward small businesses and manufacturers. it is a plan to give people the chance to get the education and training that businesses are looking for right now. it is a plan to make sure this country is a global leader. it is a plan to pull folks back to work including our veterans. but as a plan to reduce our deficit and a
washington said because of the ballot measure he and another county attorney are dropping pending cases of marijuana. federal drug law al was use of the drug in all circumstances but colorado's top measure also requires users to write regulations on how it can be sold with commercial sales starting as early as 2014. there seems to be no point to me to continuing to try to talk to people put them in jail, get criminal records and people for conduct which is going to be legal in a couple of weeks. >> 17 states in d.c. allow marijuana use for medicinal purposes the federal drug law prohibits use of the drug. american airlines say they have reached an agreement in principle with its pilots, and a statement they say the deal addresses the issues most important to pilots, it still must be approved by 8000 pilots that fly for american, the airline filed for bankruptcy one year ago and is trying to cut costs, during negotiations they struggled with flight delays and cancellations. america's 16th president gets the spielberg makeover, and the fighting at line 9 all whatever it takes, get to
in a couple of washington d.c. bars after being released. >> a series of events came together in my life at the same time. they have been difficult to sort through. i'm human. i'm doing my best and i'm trying to sort through them all. >> just give the man a chance to heal. >> his father and his wife even she was missing in action from today's city council meeting. >> if reports are true that jackson is indeed working on a plea deal with federal prosecutors and if those negotiations are successful he could possibly keep his seat in congress. state representative-elect derrick smith says he's excited about returning to work in springfield. smith was re-elected tuesday.. despite his indictment on bribery charges, and his expulsion from the illinois house. wgn's nancy loo joins us live with more on the story. nancy? >> the newly reelected state senator would not say much about the federal indictment against him. derek smith plans to keep fighting. he says he looks forward to returning to the state house that impeached him just a few months ago. derek smith did not seem concerned about be
investigation for misuse of campaign funds to redecorate their washington home and to buy a rolex watch for a female friend. the investigation says that ealdorman jackson has been pulled into parents of a per colleagues were asked about how the field about her missing the boat. >> of course we want all the alderman to be here to vote. have any comment about her personal situation. >> i think it's time for this the not only come out and talk to the people and the district to say here's what our plan is. >> all of your comments should really go to the person to talk about. that's always the best damn as they say the show must go on and today's budget vote is going on right now. all the men are debating the issue. lester mayor emanuel got a 60-zero thumbs up on the budget this year the best thing he can ask for congressman jesse jackson jr. was released earlier this week from american clinic where he was being treated for bipolar disorder but he has not return it to capitol hill. congressman said he would have to make a decision soon on his legal issues as well as his political future.
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on their cynicism towards the pace of progress in washington and says that his economic plan has been tried in the past and failed. >> governor romney has used all of his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly, the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the last four years. and he is offering them up as change. >> romney sayshitting battleground states as well today he is continuing to hammer the president on the economy and said that obama hasn't managed to turn things around over the last four years and romney says it's time to give someone with economic experience a shot at running things. attacking me does not make an agenda it doesn't get people back to work. we don't need a secretary of business to understand business we need a president who understands business and i do. he went on to say he knows the president's supporters are chanting for more years in t. has a new chance, five more days. the highest ranking penn state official to be charged in what the state attorney general says was a conspiracy of silence cov
is back in washington d-c. she got there last night because of a family health issue not related to her husband jesse jackson jr. she usually goes to d.c. on weekends, but left early because of the family health issue. sandi jackson was absent from yesterday's budget vote at city hall. jackson called in sick yesterday, making this her second missed budget vote. a year after metra's biggest fare hike ever, the transit agency board may be coming back for more- raising fares once again. the board voted a short time ago. and they voted 72 to raise the price of the tickets by 11 percent. the riders said they were unhappy with the decision but they said they have no choice. they have no option but to commute into the city each day. the company that makes twinkies and ho-ho's announced this morning it's going out of business. thousands of employees are out of a job. wgn's judy wang reports from the hostess factory in schiller park. a big blow just days before thanksgiving. hostess set a deadline for striking workers to return to work. that deadline passed and at 6 a.m. chicago time, the comp
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